VietNamNet Bridge – “Your husband prevented you from Tet holiday at your parents’ house, he must understand that he is breaking the law!” Nguyen Thu Mai was surprised to hear the warning from colleagues. Illustrative image. After twelve years of marriage, Mai has never been able to enjoy the Tet holiday with her parents even though they live close by. Every Tet holiday, when Mai finished work at a media office, she and two children rented a car to return to her husband’s hometown, 30km from Hanoi, and celebrate Tet with grandparents-in-law. According to her husband’s arrangement, he had to stay at home to worship after the New Year’s Eve, and he would return to his hometown later. “Be home early to prepare Tet for parents-in-law, because he says this is the responsibility of a daughter-in-law, I often prepare all the food and confectionery for three days of Tet," she said. “In the past few years, two children have come … [Read more...] about A happier Tet for parents and the inlaws
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DONALD Trump mocked divorce-hit Amazon boss Jeff Bezos over his affair calling him "Jeff Bozo". The president also praised the National Enquirer for exposing the fling which has sparked the most expensive divorce battle in history. He also mocked the Bezos' owned newspaper, calling it "the Amazon Washington Post.” Trump tweeted “So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo.” "Being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post. "Hopefully the paper will soon be placed in better & more responsible hands!" Jeff Bezos sent X-rated photos of his ‘big’ willy to Lauren Sanchez and told her ‘I won’t be gentle’, mag claims The “competitor” Trump was referring to was the National Enquirer — which published a story that exposed damning text messages between Bezos and former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Shortly before … [Read more...] about Donald Trump mocks Jeff Bezos calling divorce hit Amazon boss ‘Jeff Bozo’
An Everett woman well-known in the community was shot “several” times in the torso Wednesday morning, and her estranged husband has been charged with her death, law enforcement officials said. Ersilia Cataldo Matarazzo, 50, was pronounced dead in her vehicle when police arrived at 90 Central Ave. in Everett, her parents’ home, following a report of shots fired around 8:40 a.m., Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan said during an afternoon press conference. Less than a couple hours later, Emilio Matarazzo, 55, of Peabody, turned himself in at the Everett police department around 10:30 a.m. He was arrested and charged with his wife’s murder, Ryan said. He is expected to be arraigned in Malden District Court on Thursday. The Matarazzos were reportedly going through divorce proceedings, and Ersilia Matarazzo was reportedly staying with her parents temporarily, according to the DA. “There was some action in respect to the marriage,” she said. … [Read more...] about An Everett woman was sitting in a car in her parents’ driveway. Then her estranged husband opened fire, police say.
For many people, the holiday season can be a time when loneliness hits hard. A recent Cigna study reveals loneliness is at epidemic levels nationwide. Nearly half of Americans report feeling alone or left out, sometimes or always. Alex Wagner spoke with a diverse group of people, ranging from a 25-year-old social media influencer to a 90-year-old widow, who at one point described themselves as lonely. Wagner pointed out that being lonely is not the same as being alone; in fact, many of the people she spoke to are in relationships, and have kids and families. Liz Jarvis: I'm typically not the lonely type. I'm usually, like, the life of the party, I'm usually, like, super happy. This one day I was, like, in my room and I was like, "I really feel, like, this dark cloud over me. I just don't wanna get up. I don't wanna get up, I don't wanna breathe, I don't wanna eat, I don't wanna do anything." I've never felt like that before. Wagner: Everybody's experience with loneliness is different, … [Read more...] about How to combat loneliness during the holidays
In Rome, 100 women from feminist movement Non Una di Meno made their way from the Colosseum to the Capitoline Hill dressed as handmaids from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. From Milan to Naples, women’s associations, trade unions and more joined together to request that the bill, proposed by conservative senator Simone Pillon of the League, be withdrawn amidst fears that it risks turning the clock back 50 years for women, children and survivors of domestic abuse. The bill is founded upon what Pillon calls “perfect shared parenting”. If it passes, any couple wishing to seek a divorce with children who are legally minors will be obliged to go through an obligatory mediation process that they have to pay for. With a professional mediator – Pillon is one himself, leading to accusations of conflict of interest – they must draw up a parenting plan deciding everything from residence to schooling to holidays. Any such plan must stick to … [Read more...] about Why activists believe Italy’s divorce reforms would be terrible for women and children